Billy Bragg “A New England”

I’ve been playing this game where I ask someone, “Have I told you that ‘I don’t want to change the world, I’m not looking for a new England, I’m just looking for another girl’ lately?” the past week, then saying it’s just a joke, maybe you heard the song in Half Nelson. Well, here it is… Billy Bragg‘s “A New England” from his debut album Life’s A Riot With Spy vs. Spy.

Billy Bragg “A New England”

Billy Bragg “A New England (live at Glastonbury 6/28/92)”

Kirsty MacColl “A New England”

“A New England” lyrics:

I was twenty one years when I wrote this song
I’m twenty two now, but I won’t be for long
People ask when will you grow up to be a man
But all the girls I loved at school
are already pushing prams

I loved you then as I love you still
Tho I put you on a pedestal,
They put you on the pill
I don’t feel bad about letting you go
I just feel sad about letting you know

I don’t want to change the world
I’m not looking for a new England
I’m just looking for another girl
I don’t want to change the world
I’m not looking for a new England
I’m just looking for another girl

I loved the words you wrote to me
But that was bloody yesterday
I can’t survive on what you send
Every time you need a friend

I saw two shooting stars last night
I wished on them but they were only satellites
Is it wrong to wish on space hardware
I wish, I wish, I wish you’d care

I don’t want to change the world
I’m not looking for a new England
I’m just looking for another girl
(Looking for another girl)
(Looking for another girl)
(Looking for another gi-rl)

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